Alexandra Lawler

InfluencesKate Holden, Cormack McCarthy, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Helen Garner.
BioBrief Bio: I am a full-time student studying a Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus. I work casually as a function attendant/waitress. I work hard, navigating a minefield of my own spectacular mistakes, whilst ‘keeping it classy!’ I used to view life from out of a kaleidoscope lens, all the colours bled into each other, mottled patterns shining like glass bottles in the sun. So intense. Dizzying, and nothing makes sense. Today, I see the colours distinguished from each other, clear and consistent like strong bands. Life is not as intense, or as blurry. I am fortunate I am alive with my memory intact and grateful to share this tale.